Mississippi

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Medical CBD
Drugged Driving
Decriminalization

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
30 g or less (first offense) N/A N/A $ 250
30 g or less (second offense) Misdemeanor 5* - 60 days $ 250
30 g or less (third offense) Misdemeanor 5 days* - 6 months $ 1,000
30 - 250 g Felony 1 - 3 years $ 1,000
250 - 500 g Felony 2* - 8 years $ 50,000
500 g - 1 kg Felony 4* - 16 years $ 250,000
1 - 5 kg Felony 6* - 24 years $ 500,000
5 kg or more Felony 10* - 30 years $ 1,000,000
30 g or less in any part of a vehicle besides the trunk Misdemeanor 90 days $ 1,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
Up to 30 g Felony 3 years $ 3,000
30 - 250 g Felony 5 years $ 5,000
250 - 500 g Felony 3 - 10 years $ 15,000
5 g or more Felony 5 - 20 years $ 20,000
To a minor or within 1500 feet of a school, church, or other designated area is a felony that carries double incarceration period and fines.
Cultivation
See Possession and Sale sections for details.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of .1 g or less Misdemeanor or Felony 1 year $ 1,000
Possession of .1 g - 2 g Felony 3 years $ 50,000
Possession of 2 g - 10 g Felony 8 years $ 250,000
Possession of 10 g - 30 g Felony 3 - 20 years $ 500,000
Possession of more than 30 g Felony 30 years $ 1,000,000
Sale, barter, manufacture, transfer, or distribution N/A 30 years $ 1,000,000
Trafficking N/A 30 years* $ 1,000,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 6 months $ 500
Miscellaneous
Any conviction will result in a 6 months driver's license suspension.
Subsequent convictions will result in double penalties.

Details

Decriminalization

The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree. Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Medical CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC for any "medical condition" for which a physician recommends it.